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5 Ways to Help You Confidently Set Rents

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015
  General   Rental Market   Tips   

The rental housing business is very local and it takes time and effort to understand a local market and all the nuances that go with it.

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Tenant Screening in State College, Pennsylvania

  • Monday, August 17, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Pennsylvania   

Recognized around the world for its football program and made famous by Joe Paterno and the Nittany Lions, Penn State is one of the most well-known universities in the country.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania - Made Famous with the Hit Show The Office

  • Monday, August 10, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Pennsylvania   

For fans of the hit TV show "The Office," Scranton, Pennsylvania, represents fond memories of the lovable cast who brought Dunder Mifflin to life each week. Surprisingly, some of the beloved places featured on the show actually exist.

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Why America Has Turned Into a Nation of Renters

  • Monday, August 3, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Advertising & Marketing   

While the American dream has traditionally been one of homeownership, more and more Americans are seeing that dream slip from their fingers.

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Reducing the Risks in Managing Rental Properties in Allentown, Pennsylvania

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Pennsylvania   

Operating a rental property in Allentown, Pennsylvania, can be a solid business opportunity, but you must understand how to balance risks in order to take full advantage of the profit potential made available.

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Philadelphia Tenant Screening

  • Monday, July 20, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Pennsylvania   

Known as the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, certainly has a lot going for it. It should come as little surprise that so many people are attracted to the idea of calling Philadelphia home.

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Understanding the Rental Market in Virginia

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Virginia   

Throughout the United States, the housing market has experienced a recovery, and the State of Virginia has increased demand.

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Understanding the Current State of the Seattle Rental Market

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Washington   

While rents have been steadily on the rise the past few years, renters in Seattle have recently received a bit of good news in that fewer landlords have increased their rents over the past year.

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The State of the Rental Market in Missouri

  • Tuesday, June 9, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Missouri   

In Missouri, renters are facing rising prices, reflecting a situation that is occurring throughout much of the United States.

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Rents on the Rise in Erie and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Pennsylvania   

For renters seeking available properties in Erie and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the search may be tougher than they expected. For instance, in Erie County, the number of renters has been on the rise in the last few years.

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Rental Market Tightening in Columbus, Ohio

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Ohio   

There may be more rental properties in development in Columbus, Ohio, but rent prices are still on the rise.

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Portland One of the Tightest Rental Markets in the Country

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Oregon   

In Portland, Oregon, the average apartment rent is about $1,300, compared to about $1,180 just one year ago.

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Landlords in Michigan Facing Increasing Restrictions and Responsibilities

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Michigan   

While Detroit, Michigan may have gained a poor reputation as both industry and residents fled the city in the aftermath of the Great Recession, today, that appears to be changing.

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Landlords in Hawaii Face Increasing Number of Challenges in Rapidly Evolving Market

  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Hawaii   

With some of the most spectacular natural beauty in the world, Hawaii is a coveted destination for everyone from travelers to retirees.

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Lack of Affordable Housing in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Minnesota   

While rental prices are on the rise throughout much of the country, in Minneapolis, rental prices have actually declined slightly.

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Miami Rental Market Continues to Sizzle

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Florida   

In South Florida, the rental market remains strong. This is particularly true in Miami, where the rental market has experienced a tremendous increase in rental prices over the last five years.

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Booming Economy in Indianapolis Driving Rental Market

  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Indiana   

In Indianapolis, rent prices are booming as the economy continues along the path of a remarkable recovery.

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High Rents and Low Inventory in Denver Set Stage for Scams

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Colorado   

Many cities around the country are experiencing a tightening rental market and higher prices as a result, but in Denver, rental prices are soaring at even higher levels.

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Fewer Available Rental Properties in Fort Lauderdale Underscores Need for Tenant Screening

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Florida   

Tenants searching for available rental properties in Fort Lauderdale will have an increasingly difficult time in finding them, reports the Sun Sentinel.

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Booming Charlotte Rental Market Requires Careful Property Management

  • Thursday, March 5, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   North Carolina   

Rents are on the rise around the country, and new data reveals that the rental market in Charlotte is among the fastest growing in the country.

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Simple Steps Can Help Dallas Landlords Protect Their Investments

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Texas   

Rents are on the rise in Dallas. According to The Dallas Morning News, effective rents in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have experienced a 5 percent increase year-over-year.

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Staying Safe While Leveraging Austin's Burgeoning Rental Market

  • Thursday, February 26, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Texas   

In the last few years, Austin has experienced a veritable explosion, as transplants from other parts of the country relocated to Texas to take advantage of the strong economy and job market.

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As Boston Rents Continue to Increase, Landlords Must Conduct Due Diligence

  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Massachusetts   

In Boston, rent prices continue to climb. Zilpy reports that during the month of January 2015, rents in the Boston metro area climbed by an average of 5.18% compared to the previous month

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Tips to Help Landlords Protect Their Investments in Overheated San Francisco Market

  • Thursday, February 19, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   California   

For several years, the rental market in San Francisco has been what could best be described as overheated, with rents escalating each year.

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Online Rental Payment Provides Protection for Landlords in New York City

  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   New York   

Price hikes in rent have become a common occurrence in the New York City rental market, where during the previous year, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens all witnessed spikes in rental prices.

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As Chicago Rental Market Soars, the Need for Tenant Screenings Increase

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Illinois   

According to CNBC, rents are on the rise in the Windy City. The purchase of a 60-story luxury apartment tower located in downtown Chicago recently set a record sales price.

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Tenant Screening a Vital Necessity for Landlords in Burgeoning Atlanta Rental Market

  • Sunday, February 8, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Georgia   

Now that homeownership rates have dropped to the lowest level in two decades, single-family rental investors have found that there are many opportunities within the housing market.

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Rising Rental Demand in Houston Triggers Need for Tenant Checks

  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Texas   

In Houston, Texas, the rental market is growing by leaps and bounds. According to the Houston Association of REALTORS, 2014 showed record levels for the local Houston housing market, with home sales prices and volume reaching record heights.

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Short Term Rentals are Hot in South Florida

  • Thursday, January 8, 2015
 Matt Angerer   General   Rental Market   Florida   

According to CBS Miami, the state of Florida has benefitted from three consecutive years of ground-breaking tourism numbers, which is due in part to allowing homeowners to rent their properties seasonally.

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How to Ensure Tenants Look after Your Property

  • Monday, December 2, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

The most troubling aspect of being a landlord is tenants who damage your property, from putting holes in the wall, to complete trashing, and even worse.

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Tips on Maintaining a Rental Property

  • Friday, November 22, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

Maintenance on a rental property can be a confusing issue. Renters may mistakenly assume all maintenance is the responsibility of the leasing agent and maintenance staff but this is usually not true.

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Legal Forms for Landlords in Ohio

  • Saturday, November 16, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

Real estate properties are so valuable these days that most people are unable to sell even if they badly need money.

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Why you Cannot Afford to Miss Annual Inspections

  • Thursday, October 31, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

As a landlord, you have a number of responsibilities. Not only is it important to make certain that your investment is protected, but it is also important to ensure your property is safe for inhabitation.

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Attracting Quality Renters with Photos

  • Friday, October 18, 2013
  General   Advertising & Marketing   Tips   Rental Market   

It has often been said that a photo is worth a thousand words. When it comes to attracting quality renters, providing photos can certainly go a long way.

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How to Keep Great Tenants

  • Friday, October 11, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

Attracting great tenants is an important goal of most landlords, but once you have found them, you need to know how to keep them. Understanding what quality tenants look for in a rental property can help you to keep vacancies at a minimum.

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Appealing to Choosy Renters

  • Friday, October 4, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

In today's increasingly competitive rental market, there are many excellent reasons for ensuring your property stands out from the competition. Today's renters are growing more and more selective.

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A Few Renting Tips for Landlords

  • Saturday, June 15, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

Renting tips for landlords include the application process, lease agreement, the property itself and what is deemed actual wear and tear of an apartment.

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Making a Living in Rental Properties

  • Saturday, June 1, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

There are many ways in which a person can make a living when it comes to real estate investing some of them carry more risks than others.

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Know This Before You Evict a Tenant

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

There comes a time when every landlord finds himself / herself in a difficult position of having his rental property occupied by a tenant who is not paying rent, or is making a nuisance of himself.

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Be Cautious About Charging Late Fees - Know the Limits in Your State

  • Monday, April 15, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

There are two lines of cases in Ohio which deal with whether courts will enforce lease provisions allowing a landlord to charge tenants for late fees.

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Should You Become a Landlord?

  • Friday, March 15, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

Benefits from real estate also sometimes take extra steps and responsibilities. If you are thinking of becoming involved in real estate, then you may also be looking at the job title of landlord.

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Rental Property Tax Deductions

  • Friday, February 15, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

Generally, rental income is defined as any revenue you receive from the occupancy or use of residential property. Rent, obviously, is included in that revenue.

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Landlords! Screen Your Tenants!

  • Tuesday, January 15, 2013
  General   Tips   Rental Market   Advertising & Marketing   

If you are a landlord, you know how lucrative and exciting it can be to collect rent. If you are experienced, then you already know that the greatest assets to a landlord are great tenants who always pay on time. The opposite is also true.

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Tips for Handling Vacancies

  • Saturday, December 15, 2012
  General   Tips   Rental Market   Advertising & Marketing   

From time to time you will have vacancies in your investment rental property. When that occurs, you will naturally want to rent the property as quickly as possible so that you do not lose out on any rent money.

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Tips to Being a Successful Landlord

  • Thursday, November 15, 2012
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

The ultimate goal of investing in rental property is turn a profit. To make sure that you achieve that goal it is essential that you follow several critical guidelines.

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Tips for the Unexpected Landlord

  • Monday, October 15, 2012
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

In the advent of the sub prime mortgage crisis many homeowners are opting to rent properties as opposed to trying to sell in this unstable and already saturated market.

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The 10 Costliest Landlord Mistakes

  • Saturday, September 15, 2012
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

Classic business philosophy teaches that a great part of survival and subsequent success lies in an operation's ability to reduce mistakes.

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Tips for Your Low Income Renters

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2012
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

If you are renting a low income apartment, you should know some facts about these rentals.

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Renting a Beach House

  • Sunday, July 15, 2012
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

When you are considering renting a beach house, you need to keep a few things in mind.

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10 Ways to Increase Rental Property Income

  • Friday, June 15, 2012
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

What if you want better cash flow from your rental properties? You can't just raise the rents arbitrarily. If tenants leave, income goes down, not up.

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Refinancing Rental Property

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2012
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

You own a rental property for years, and never see the "big pay-off." Is it time to cash in on your investment, now that you've paid down the mortgage, and values are up? Maybe not.

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Guide to Protecting yourself and your Rental Property

  • Sunday, April 15, 2012
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

Owning rental investment property can be a satisfying and lucrative operation; however, there are also several areas which need to be carefully heeded.

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Guide to Finding the Right Rental Investment Property

  • Thursday, March 15, 2012
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

Finding the right rental property is certainly one of the keys to succeeding with investment rental property.

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Guide to Vacation Rental Properties

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2012
  General   Tips   FCRA   Rents & Deposits   Rental Market   Vacation Rentals   

While many investors who purchase rental property focus on residences intended for year-around living, there is no denying the fact that vacation rental properties can provide an excellent income revenue.

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Guide to Showing your Rental Property to Prospective Tenants

  • Sunday, January 15, 2012
  General   Tips   FCRA   Rents & Deposits   Rental Market   

In order to succeed when you invest in rental properties it is necessary to show your property to potential tenants.

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Guide to Setting Rental Rates

  • Thursday, December 15, 2011
  General   Tips   FCRA   Rents & Deposits   Rental Market   

Setting the right rent can be one of the most difficult areas for many people who are investing in rental property.

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Financing Options for Rental Property

  • Saturday, October 15, 2011
  General   Tips   Rental Market   

Many investors are now finding that rental property can be an excellent way to create wealth.

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Costs to Consider when Purchasing Rental Investment Property

  • Monday, August 15, 2011
  General   Rental Market   Tips   

The process of searching for investment rental property can be exciting; however, before you get too excited it is important to run some preliminary numbers to make sure you know exactly what you are facing to ensure a successful investment.

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Advice for your Renters on How to Treat Your Property

  • Friday, July 15, 2011
  General   Rental Market   Tips   

Those who live in a rental property may have questions regarding how they should care for their dwelling.

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Rental Ownership Woes

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2011
  General   Rental Market   Tips   

While real estate investing is a great line of business to get into in order to make copious piles of money there are a few things to consider before jumping into the fray.

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